Urgent educational enquiry !
Muneeb Hassan made this access to documents request to European Parliament
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Dear European Parliament,
Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:
My name is Muneeb Hassan and I have lived in Portugal for over 2 years, I have completed my university of Cambridge international A levels in a Cambridge international school in Portugal. According the Portuguese law which is available online on this topic , these exams are equivalent to the final high school graduation exams of the Portuguese system. However, the local school doesn't understand what A levels are equivalent to and they have failed to recognise British A levels saying that they don't show any prove that the student has completed high school studies. This is wrong and I think that you can help and clarify this !
Cambridge international A levels are accepted globally and are the most prestigious high school level examinations/courses. Students with these qualifications make their way to high rank universities across the globe and I have achieved high grades, I am a hard working and passionate student.
Are the university of Cambridge international A levels are high school final exams equivalent to the last year of Portuguese exams and are the Cambridge international A levels exams the ones that can be given through Cambridge schools or through British council after completing the studies and the high school last years to access the university? Most students sit for 3 A levels which mark the end of high school internationally.
I really need your help , my family is pretty worried for me and I reckon that living in this land ( Europe) where right to education , information and access to rights is considered important, you can help me out.
Your response can save my future , my dreams and my career from dismantling, I am looking forward to get a kind response from you.
Our reference: 2022-0916
Dear Mr Muneeb Hassan,
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was registered on Jul 18, 2022.
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Dear Mr Hassan,
In your request you do not mention which country refuses the equivalence
of your A levels diploma, issued in a Cambridge international school in
Portugal. As far as the European Union and its Member states are
concerned the relevant documents on the mutual recognition of diplomas are
to be found here :
- Recognition of qualifications for educational and professional purposes:
the impact of Brexit
- Making the European Education Area a reality: state of affairs,
challenges and prospect
- The recognition of learning experiences abroad
The dedicated webpages of the following three
intergovernmental organisations on the recognition of diplomas might be
useful to your research.
Please note that these three organisations are not Institutions of the
- Council of Europe
However, the Cambridge international school in Portugal
https://www.cambridgeschool.eu/en/ should be the able to provide you
with the equivalence of their diplomas all over the world. Alternatively,
the Portuguese authorities for the equivalence of Foreign
qualifications could provide the equivalence of the diplomas of the
Cambridge International schools in their territory.
On this basis Parliament considers your request handled and the file
closed. Please do not hesitate to submit a new request should you identify
specific Parliament documents to which you would like to request public
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